I mostly use Hollywood to develop my applications and during the years I’ve developed many support libraries that may be useful for other people too, in this page I will list my libraries with a brief description, the documentation and the zipped package.
All released libraries are shareware but there are no limitations with the published versions, this means that you can download and use them freely but after some time, and if you think that they are usefull for you, you should pay for them.
If you like what I’m doing and you thing that my works deserve at least respect, please pay for them to make me more motivated and to make me continue on future updates and bug fix.
DESCRIPTION Ansi library is an include file for Hollywood that will help you to manage ANSI escape codes so you can print colored text in the console of your host system.
I’ve developed this library to have an invaluable help while I’m debugging applications because this way I’m able to spot on the fly error and warning messages that are hilighted from the rest of the messages.
Of course you need that your host system console is able to understand ANSI ascape codes, but almost any OS is able to do that except Windows, for which you need to install thirdy party application to accomplish the task.
I’m using ansicon program to make use of ANSI codes in my Windows development machine.
DESCRIPTION Easing library is an include file for Hollywood able to create smooth transitions between values so you can use it to animate anything you like: graphical objects, colors, values, and any value you need to be smoothly changed into another value.
Please note that this library is based on the library “tween.lua” v1.0.1 (2012-02) by Enrique Garcia Cota.
I’ve ported the original code to Hollywood and I’ve added some new features during time.
DESCRIPTION G2D library is an include file for Hollywood that provides many useful graphics-related functions and several objects to handle graphical areas. It also provide a full skinning system that supports multi-layered skins.
This package also includes many examples scripts.
Have a look at the docs for detailed informations.
DESCRIPTION ID3Tag Library is an include file with no dependancies useful to read embedded ID3 Tags, for example to read embedded tags and cover art in amy MP3 file. This library comes with the “TagReader” example.
DESCRIPTION LSliders is an include file with no dependancies that uses layers to implement horizontal and vertical sliders with custom graphics, it is particularly useful in games that use the Hollywood’s Layer Engine.
The Debug library provides several functions to simplify the debug process and bug hunting.
Debug lib is a library developed to help debugging session, it can be used to generate debug output to the console or to a one or more files. Debug lib can manage one or more debug channel so that you are able to switch on or off channels and reduce the amount of output to analyze. If you have an ANSI capable terminal debug messages can be colored to help you identify errors and warning in no time. Debug lib have the ability to show nested messages, this is incredibly useful when you have recursive functions and external library calls: without a proper output formatting a standard debug session could become a pain. You can output tables too, and they are formatted and idented properly to let you look easily at the contents.